Guys!! We have come to the end of our 33-days long mega poll (no. 7 in the series) to find out the most desirable, or the hottest Bollywood actor of 2011. The poll was a mega success as votes came from all over the world and top 5 saw intense fight. We will come back with most desirable actor poll in 2012 July and till then these 10 will remain the hottest/most desirable on the block! We started the poll with 20 nominees and we added 5 new nominees on the 7th day of the poll, after considering the suggestions we had received. Let’s check out some interesting trends and facts about the poll, before we see the top 10.
- According to the public, these 5 are the least desirable: Rana Daggubati, Rannvijay Singh, Taaha Shah, Prateik Babbar and Arunoday Singh; where Arunoday came in the last position. Well, what’s common to these 5? They are all new comers who have made their debuts in 2010 or 2011. On the other hand Ali Zafar, another new comer, has made in to the top 10.
- John Abraham, who is considered to be hot and handsome, and also a winner of many prestigious national/international polls, could only feature on the 11th position with 1% votes. May be it wasn’t John’s year. Better luck next year John!
- Major disappointments: we expected Ranbir Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar to be on the list but they had to be satisfied with their entry in to top 15.
- Surprising entries on the list: Emraan Hashmi and Ali Zafar. Emraan took an enviable 5th position whereas Ali Zafar did quite well for a new comer as he got placed at 9th position leaving many senior actors behind.
It’s time to see the enviable top 10 most desirable Bollywood actors of 2011! Here we go!
TOP 10 MOST DESIRABLE ACTORS OF 2011
10) IMRAN KHAN (1% Votes)
What makes Imran Khan desirable? May be it it’s his chocolate boy looks and fine humour sense make him one of the most desirable Bollywood actors of 2011. Imran’s humour sense is hard to miss, be it his movies or off-screen appearances. Although he was under the shadow of Aamir Khan in the initial days of his career, he came out of it pretty soon and stood on his toes with movies like I Hate Luv Storys and Delhi Belly, establishing him as a bankable box office star. It was Delhi Belly which brought him the recognition he was craving for and the success of his solo project I Hate Luv Stories was a stepping stone towards that. Right now, every top heroine wants to be paired opposite this cute, funny, intelligent, handsome Khan. He has lot to look forward to in the coming days and he is voted as the 10th most desirable actor of 2011.
What’s in store for Imran Khan in 2011? Imran Khan has got Yashraj Films’ Shahid Kapoor-Ali Zafar starrer Mere Brother Ki Dulhan as immediate release. He also has got Karan Johar production Ek Mein Aur Ekk Tu co-starring Kareena scheduled for February 2012. Well, he is a perfect gentleman according to his heroines and all of them would love to work with this Khan more often. Imran Khan has got lot to offer in the coming days.
9) ALI ZAFAR (3% Votes)
What makes Ali Zafar desirable? He came and conquered – that would be an apt description for Ali Zafar. He is one of the best looking actors around. His model like looks is a huge plus as far as desirability is concerned. On top of it he is a great singer and a fantastic actor. No wonder why he is voted as the 9th most desirable Bollywood actor of 2011. Even though Ali Zafar is only 2 film old (in that, 2nd one is cameo – he just had a song in the climax in Yashraj Films’ Luv Ka The End), he has already made his presence felt. Otherwise how else would you explain him taking 9th position in the poll where John Abraham, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan etc aren’t featured in top 10? Well, he is good looking, charming, talented and an owner of a voice to die for – that make this international pop star from Pakistan one of the most desirable Bollywood actors of 2011.
What’s in store for Ali Zafar in 2011? Ali Zafar is the 2nd lead in Yashraj Films’ Mere Brother Ki Dulhan co-starring Imran Khan and Shahid Kapoor. He has already shown impeccable comic timing in his debut movie Tere Bin Laden and he is all set to repeat the same in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. Yashraj films have taken Ali Zafar under their wings and that is an indication that he has got a very good innings ahead.
8) VIVEK OBEROI (3% Votes)
What makes Vivek Oberoi desirable? Despite having many ups and downs in his career, Vivek Oberoi stands tall as an unavoidable presence in Bollywood. He bounced back every time he was written off. His marriage to Priyanka has turned his luck and he is once again in the limelight. He just bagged the main villain’s role in Rakesh Roshan’s Krrish 2. Besides being a Bollywood actor, Vivek is an active social worker and he is into lots of charity work; needless to say that he finds his happiness in that. May be his simplicity and eye-for- philanthropy make him desirable for many fans out there. Vivek has survived his bad days and finally back in the business doing better than ever and we hope that he continues the momentum forever. Our dear voters have voted him as the 8th most desirable Bollywood actor of 2011.
What’s in store for Vivek Oberoi in 2011? Vivek Oberoi has Mani Ratnam production Bloody Paki coming up next. Then of course he has Krrish 2 – probably one of the most significant offers in his career so far. Vivek is preparing for his role in Krrish2 and we wish him all the very best for a successful come back.
7) AAMIR KHAN (4% Votes)
What makes Aamir Khan desirable? If Bollywood is experiencing best of talents and middle-road movies in the last couple of years, then major credit should go to Aamir Khan. He changed the scene completely with his Oscar-nominated 2001 release Lagaan. This maverick Khan is a phenomenon and not too many directors or producers have his vision and clarity when it comes to picking up the right scripts and marketing it at the box office. Aamir was considered to be a chocolate boy when he started out in late 80’s and he has come a long way in Bollywood as we look at his long career. Although he was more in to production and marketing of late, we could see a glimpse of Aamir in Kiran Rao’s Dhobi Ghat as a serious painter and in the end credits of Delhi Belly as an item boy. Aamir’s item song I hate you (like I love you) has become an instant hit and it’s hard not to dance to Aamir’s Elvis-inspired crazy steps. He danced like no one is watching and all we could see was a 15 year old dancing sensation on the floor! Well, for his ability to shock us every now and then, Aamir takes 7th position on the poll with 4% votes.
What’s in store for Aamir Khan in 2011? Reema Kagti’s Kareena Kapoor – Rani Mukherjee starrer is one of the most anticipated thrillers. Aamir plays a cop in the movie and it looks like yet another milestone movie in Aamir’s career. Up next is Dhoom 3, and Aamir is supposed to bring in his own fresh dimension to the highly successful franchise. It is also rumoured that he is going to appear in Delhi Belly sequel.
6) AJAY DEVGN (4% Votes)
What makes Ajay Devgn desirable? We see a sea change in Ajay Devgn these days as far as appearance and confidence are considered! He is no longer that shy, laid-back Ajay we all have known. He has reinvented himself to be this extremely-hot actor in Singham. The transformation was unbelievable as we got to see a sexy Ajay showing a body which made even the certified muscle man and Ajay’s guru in body building, Salman Khan going ‘oh…wow’ about it. Ajay earned many admirers post his dare-devil cop act in Singham and we believe it has rightfully reflected on the voting. At 42, he comes across as a revelation and hence gets a much deserved 6th place on the poll.
What’s in store for Ajay Devgn in 2011? Singham is one of the biggest hits of 2011 and it has definitely increased Ajay’s stock. He will be next seen with Sanjay Dutt in Rascals. Priyadarshan’s Tezz is also expected this year. Rajkumar Santoshi’s power, Rohit Shetty’s comedy Bol Bachchan, and the romantic comedy Son Of Sarkar are his upcoming films in 2012.
5) EMRAAN HASHMI (4% Votes)
What makes Emraan Hashmi desirable? Emraan Hashmi has always been a romantic hero. No wonder why he is voted as 5th most desirable Bollywood actor of 2011. He is known for his intensely passionate portrayals and kisses. He is even referred to as serial kisser. Over the years, he has carved a niche audience for himself and his movies have a minimum guarantee at the box office. The year 2011 was really good for him as his Murder 2 is one of the biggest hits of the year. Last year he had another major hit in Once Upon A Time In Mumbai. Also, he was seen showing his perfectly toned six pack abs in the same movie. A magnetic eye, a hot body, lover-boy image and a master degree in kissing make him one of the most desirable Bollywood actors of 2011. It is indeed an achievement for Emran to feature on the top 5 leaving many other bigger stars behind.
What’s in store for Emran Haashmi in 2011? Emraan has Ekta Kapoor’s Silk Smita biopic Dirty Picture with Vidya Balan lined for 2011. He also has acclaimed director Dibakar Banerjee’s Shanghai in his kitty. And in 2012, he has string of sequels awaiting him; Murder 3, Jannat 2, and Raaz 3. That means Emraan Hashmi has lot to offer in the coming days.
4) HRITHIK ROSHAN (5% Votes)
What makes Hrithik Roshan desirable? Hrithik Roshan is one of the most good looking actors in Bollywood, or even in the world. In fact, he is considered to be one of the rare Indian faces with international appeal. His Greed-god like good looks has always helped him win hearts. On top of it, he is a fantastic dancer, owner of a killer body and a great actor; enough number of reasons to be called desirable. So, what if he is married? Hrithik will continue to be an object of desire as long as he is in the business. Hrithik has, in fact, changed the way Bollywood actors were looked upon when he made his debut a decade ago. He raised the bar for those who have come after him and those who were in the business at that time. He literally made other actors take care of their appearance, body and dancing skills. Soon, youngsters followed Hrithik’s example; and he still remains a huge inspiration for many. Hrithik Roshan is our 4th most desirable Bollywood actor in 2011 with 5% votes.
What’s in store for Hrithik Roshan in 2011? After a lull phase in 2010, Hrithik bounced back beautifully in 2011 with Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and the dance reality show Just dance. After 2 major flops in the form of Kites and Guzaarish in 2010, Hrithik done well in this year with a successful movie and a popular reality show to his credit. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara has earned him a much needed HIT and he is now looking forward to his big release Agneepath (a Karan Johar production) with Priyanka Chopra as it is expected to arrive in early 2012. Also, preparations are in full-swing for his next home production, dad Rakesh Roshan’s Krrish 3, which is expected to go on floor towards the end of 2011.
3) SHAHID KAPOOR (6% Votes)
What makes Shahid Kapoor desirable? Shahid is quite charming and it’s difficult to escape its claws. This soft spoken star has got a suave and gentle demeanour which is hard to resist. He has all the qualities which would make him quite attractive. He is such a fine dancer and owner of a sexy body to die for. At 30, he looks quite dashing and we can’t imagine the long road of stardom and success awaiting Shahid in the coming years. Much like Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar, he has dated few A-list actresses (well, we meant Kareena and Priyanka). Although he was known for his boyish looks and chocolate face when he started out a decade ago, he reinvented the sexy-beast in him in Vishal Bharadwaj’s Kaminey. There is no looking back since then and he commands large number of female fans. No wonder why is at number 3 on the list with 6% votes!
What’s in store for Shahid Kapoor in 2011? Shahid has been focussing all his energies on dad Pankaj Kapoor’s debut film as a director, Mausam; a romantic saga. Insiders claim that Shahid will be seen in a never-seen-before avatar in this movie. Mausam is touted as Shahid’s best performance till date and all eyes are on the movie, which is gearing up for a wide release globally on September 16th. Shahid is also doing Kunal Kohli’s Teri Meri Prem Kahani, a light hearted rom-com with his rumoured ex-girl friend Priyanka Chopra; and it is expected to arrive early next year.
2) SALMAN KHAN (41% Votes)
What makes Salman Khan desirable? Salman Khan is actually leading a dream life for every other man out there! Well, even Saif Ali Khan couldn’t stop displaying his admiration for Salman’s life style, on Karan Johar’s show. Salman Khan has seen many ups and downs, both professionally as well as personally and one should say that Salman withstood even the worst storms in his life, proving that he is a real man who can rise above the challenges and obstacles in his path. That should be the most desirable quality about Salman! Besides that, he has been a perfect lover boy for years both on screen and off screen where he was seen in the company of beautiful and successful women all the time. A very handsome face and a hot body add to Salman’s desirability quotient. He is equally blessed with a heart of gold (as people close to him claim). Now, what more do you need? Well, Priyanka Chopra quipped on Koffee With Karan that bad boys are always hot and girls secretly worship them, then who else would be more desirable than this sexy-bad-bachelor-boy of Bollywood? No wonder why he garnered a staggering 41% votes in the poll, giving a tough competition to SRK. In fact, Salman was leading the poll with huge margin until the final 10 days of the poll.
What’s in store for Salman Khan in 2011? Salman Khan is currently enjoying a career high which is extremely jealous worthy! Three back to back mega hits (which are also featured on all time top 10 hits) has increased Salman Khan’s stock more than ever and he is looking for a yet another mega hit in Bodyguard as the pre-release buzz for this movie is unbelievable! Although, Salman is reportedly taking it slow after a health scare, he has Yash Raj film’s Ek Tha Tiger with Katrina and Dabangg 2 coming up in 2012.
1) SHAHRUKH KHAN (48% Votes)
What makes Shah Rukh Khan desirable? Well, everything about Shahrukh Khan is larger than life, be it his huge Bungalow Mannat or his next release Ra. One .And same goes for his charm – which not too many can match in Bollywood! How else would you explain Shahrukh Khan’s growing global popularity (especially in Europe)? It’s as if a magic spell – he has mastered an ingenious spell to unlock that special place in our hearts. Every single girl who meets SRK goes on and on about how chivalrous & charming he is (Kareena, Priyanka, Freida Pinto… that list is endless). He is the ultimate romantic hero of Bollywood. Whether it is Raj or Rahul, he won our hearts with his gentle ways and intensely passionate eyes. Above all, he is one of the most successful Bollywood actors ever and everything is King size for him. Well, Shahrukh Khan’s desirability quotient is beyond words could express and he is rightfully at the top collecting humongous 48% votes, making him No.1 in this mega poll.
What’s in store for Shah Rukh Khan in 2011? Two of the most anticipated releases of 2011 belong to the King Khan; Anubhav Sinha’s super hero flick Ra. One and Farhan Akhtar’s Don 2. Both the movies have generated huge buzz upon their trailer release and the buzz is growing by the second. Next year looks even better where SRK is doing a film with Yash Chopra. At 45, Shahrukh looks better than any other youngster and his legacy continues.
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With that we come to the end of the 33 days long mega poll to find out the most desirable Bollywood actor of 2011. We thank each and every voter who has made this poll a grand success. We’ll come up with poll number 8 as soon as possible!